gregturp at home.com
Sun Aug 12 00:25:38 PDT 2001
Here are some comments on the latest outline update.
On Saturday 11 August 2001 6:53 pm, you wrote:
> Project outline
> Table of Contents
> Who would want to read this book
> Part I - Introduction
> Important Information
> Part II - General system software
> Basic software and drivers
> --> alsa sound support [/usr]
> --> gpm [/usr/local]
> --> cron - which version; current hint suggests fcron[/usr]
fcron needs sendmail (or another mailer). It would be ideal if we could
find a cron without it. But, I don't think that will happen.
What should we do about this? I'm still unsure.
> --> CVS [/usr/local]
> --> hdparm [/usr/local]
> Programming Languages
> *** --> Python? [/usr] ***
> <new>--> Java (It's not open source but you can get it for free)
> In time to come, I think gcc will come with more stable Java
> and Gerard might want to enable it into from gcc. </new>
Agreed. I think you will see Java becoming more important to Linux in the
future (for better or worse). Rumor is that Sun is thinking about
open-sourcing it once they feel that no one can compete with the
control of Java (*ahem* Microsoft). So, lets at least install
the JRE. I'm not sure if everyone will need the full JDK unless
they are a developer.
> Various Servers
> --> MTA's - postfix, qmail, sendmail [/usr]
> --> Procmail [/usr]
> --> Fetchmail [/usr]
> <new>--> POP3 Access</new>
> <new>DNS Server
> --> djbdns</new> or bind ?
> <new>DHCP Server
> --> ISC DHCP Server (DHCPD)</new>
I'm not too sure about these Server additions. Why would an average
user need one?
> Database Server
> --> MySQL
> --> Oracle Database (It's not open source but it's free to
Nah. What about PostgreSQL? A bit more common under Linux. The
average user probably does not need the awesome power of almighty
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